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Salamatu Garba wins Women Agriprenuer Award

Salamatu Garba wins Women Agriprenuer Award

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Salamatu Garba wins Women Agriprenuer Award

By Matthew Eloyi

The Founder and Executive Director of the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN), Hajia Salamatu Garba, has emerged as the winner of Value4her Women Agriprenuer of the Year 2021 (WAYA2021) at the 2021 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Kenya.

Garba said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday that over 2,500 farmers competed from 21 African Countries.

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She said that the award recognized WOFAN’s innovations in the field of mobilizing over 4500 functional and mobilized key smallholder farmer’s groups.

She stated that WOFAN had also created 5000 fully registered women and youths in agribusiness, adding that 80 per cent of which were women who were into various agribusinesses along with various crop value sectors.

The 2021 AGRF was a hybrid summit with the theme “Pathways to Recovery and Resilient Food Systems” hosted in partnership with the Government of Kenya from 7 September to 10 September.

The Summit convened close to 7,000 participants virtually, including African presidents, agriculture ministers, agricultural stakeholders, Multilateral, and experts.

Salamatu Garba wins Women Agriprenuer Award

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